West Bengal & Odisha gear up as Cyclone Komen nears

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cyclone komenCyclonic storm ‘Komen’ is bound to hit the Bangladesh coast today, bringing with it heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the Meteorological department said.

Komen currently is located at 300 kms east-southeast of Kolkata. After making landfall in Bangladesh, it will move west-northwestwards and weaken gradually.

“Rainfall would occur at most places, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy at isolated places over the Gangetic West Bengal on July 30-31 and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places on August 1,” IMD’s Cyclone Warning Division said.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls over Gangetic West Bengal today and tomorrow,” the Met office said.

Wind speed reaching 6575 kmph to 85 kmph would prevail along and off West Bengal and north Odisha Coasts, it said.

“Sea conditions will be very rough over north Bay of Bengal.

“Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off West Bengal and north Odisha coasts,” it further added.

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